The Steelers have a lot of questions when it comes to the depth of their runningback situation, writes Scott Brown of ESPN.com. While Le’Veon Bell stood out as the clear number one choice, Jonathan Dwyer, Felix Jones, and LaRod Stephens-Howling are all hitting free agency. Brown believes the Steelers will try to retain Dwyer and Stephens-Howling due to their unique skill sets, but if one of those two leaves for another situation, they will address their depth further in the draft. Here are some other notes from the AFC North:
- The Steelers may need a free safety if Ryan Clark does not return, and Ha Ha Clinton-Dix could be a strong choice in round one, adds Scott Brown. Brown also writes that he expects the Steelers to add depth at corner later in the draft.
- The Ravens also have a need at free safety, but may have to look to free agency to fill their need, writes Jamison Henley of ESPN.com. He highlights possible cap casualties Michael Griffin (Titans), Louis Delmas (Lions), and Thomas DeCoud (Falcons) as interesting fits, in addition to the free agent class.
- Greg Little was thought to be a candidate for release, writes Pat McManamon of ESPN.com, as the Browns‘ receiver has underachieved since being drafted. While Little has struggled with consistency, McManamon feels like he might be a fit for new offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan’s scheme.
- McManamon also adds that if the Browns retain Little, Eric Decker would become far too expensive an option to join Little and Josh Gordon in the receiving corps.